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Eno | Here Come the Warm Jets

February 18, 2020

Brian Eno will always be best known for his invention of ambient music (or at least its coinage) and for his work as the producer extraordinaire behind such classics as Remain In Light, The Joshua Tree, and Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy, but the avant garde, pre-ambient rock he made in the mid-’70s is just as demonstrative of his forward-thinking as anything else in his oeuvre. His early string of post-Roxy Music records are still rooted in the glammy art rock of…

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PJ Harvey | To Bring You My Love

PJ Harvey had already infiltrated the mainstream by 1995, thanks to two of her early singles (“Sheela Na Gig” and “50ft Queenie”) earning medium rotation on radio stations. Her clanging punk-rock trio were just accessible enough to appease fans of Pearl Jam, but just weird enough…

February 10, 2019
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